(wén)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. hear
  2. to smell
  3. news
  4. reputation

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • wén > wen2

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
新闻 xīnwén news
见闻 jiànwén information
喜闻乐见 xǐwénlèjiàn a delight to see (idiom)/an attractive spectacle
百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yī jiàn seeing once is better than hearing a hundred times (idiom)/seeing for oneself is better than hearing from many others/seeing is believing
标题新闻 biāo tí xīn wén headline news/title story
博识洽闻 bó shí qià wén knowledgeable/erudite (idiom)
博闻多识 bó wén duō shí learned and erudite/knowledgeable and experienced
博闻强记 bó wén qiáng jì have wide learning and a retentive memory/have encyclopedic knowledge
博闻强识 bó wén qiáng shí erudite/widely read and knowledgeable
博物多闻 bó wù duō wén wide and knowledgeable/well-informed and experienced
博物洽闻 bó wù qià wén to have a wide knowledge of many subjects (idiom)
不闻不问 bù wén bù wèn not to hear, not to question (idiom)/to show no interest in sth/uncritical/not in the least concerned
惨不忍闻 cǎn bù rěn wén too horrible to endure (idiom)/tragic spectacle/appalling scenes of devastation
产经新闻 Chǎn jīng Xīn wén Business News/Sankei Shimbun (Tokyo daily)
充耳不闻 chōng ěr bù wén to block one's ears and not listen (idiom)/to turn a deaf ear
臭不可闻 chòu bù kě wén unbearable stink/fig. notorious
丑闻 chǒu wén scandal
传闻 chuán wén rumor
传闻证据 chuán wén zhèng jù hearsay (law)
读卖新闻 Dú mài Xīn wén Yomiuri Shimbun (Japanese newspaper)
多闻天 Duō wén tiān Vaisravana (one of the Heavenly Kings)
耳闻 ěr wén to hear of/to hear about
耳闻不如目见 ěr wén bù rú mù jiàn seeing sth for oneself is better than hearing about it from others
耳闻目睹 ěr wén mù dǔ to witness personally
绯闻 fēi wén sex scandal
诽闻 fěi wén scandal/gossip
风闻 fēng wén to learn sth through hearsay/to get wind of sth
讣闻 fù wén obituary
孤陋寡闻 gū lòu guǎ wén ignorant and inexperienced/ill-informed and narrow-minded
国家新闻出版广电总局 Guó jiā Xīn wén Chū bǎn Guǎng diàn Zǒng jú State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT)/abbr. to 廣電總局|广电总局[Guǎng diàn Zǒng jú]
国务院新闻办公室 Guó wù yuàn Xīn wén Bàn gōng shì State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China
骇人听闻 hài rén tīng wén shocking/horrifying/atrocious/terrible
忽闻 hū wén to hear suddenly/to learn of sth unexpectedly
花边新闻 huā biān xīn wén media gossip/sensational news
见闻 jiàn wén what one has seen and heard/knowledge/one's experience
见闻有限 jiàn wén yǒu xiàn to possess limited experience and knowledge (idiom)
街知巷闻 jiē zhī xiàng wén to be known to everyone
旧闻 jiù wén old anecdote/stories passed on from former times
久闻大名 jiǔ wén dà míng your name has been known to me for a long time (polite)
举世闻名 jǔ shì wén míng world-famous (idiom)
据闻 jù wén accounts/one's understanding
旷古未闻 kuàng gǔ wèi wén never before in the whole of history (idiom)/unprecedented/also written 曠古未有|旷古未有
劳动新闻 Láo dòng xīn wén Rodong Sinmun (Workers' news), the official newspaper of the North Korean WPK's Central Committee
两耳不闻窗外事 liǎng ěr bù wén chuāng wài shì to pay no attention to outside matters
美国有线新闻网 Měi guó Yǒu xiàn Xīn wén Wǎng Cable Network News (CNN)
每日新闻 Měi rì Xīn wén Mainichi Shimbun, a Japanese daily newspaper
名闻 míng wén famous/of good reputation
莫不闻 mò bù wén there is no-one who doesn't know that
默默无闻 mò mò wú wén obscure and unknown (idiom)/an outsider without any reputation/a nobody/an unknown quantity
难闻 nán wén unpleasant smell/stink
彭博新闻社 Péng bó Xīn wén shè Bloomberg News
奇闻 qí wén anecdote/fantastic story
前所未闻 qián suǒ wèi wén unheard-of/unprecedented
趣闻 qù wén funny news item/interesting anecdote
日本经济新闻 Rì běn Jīng jì Xīn wén Nikkei Shimbun, Japanese equivalent of Financial Times
如是我闻 rú shì wǒ wén so I have heard (idiom)/the beginning clause of Buddha's quotations as recorded by his disciple, Ananda (Buddhism)
上海文广新闻传媒集团 Shàng hǎi Wén guǎng Xīn wén Chuán méi Jí tuán Shanghai Media Group
世界闻名 shì jiè wén míng world famous
时有所闻 shí yǒu suǒ wén heard from time to time/one keeps hearing that...
耸人听闻 sǒng rén tīng wén to sensationalize (idiom)/deliberate exaggeration to scare people
所见所闻 suǒ jiàn suǒ wén what one hears and sees (idiom)
琐闻 suǒ wén news items
所闻 suǒ wén heard/what one hears
桃色新闻 táo sè xīn wén sex scandal
听而不闻 tīng ér bù wén to hear but not react (idiom)/to turn a deaf ear/to ignore deliberately
听闻 tīng wén to listen/to hear what sb says/news one has heard
头条新闻 tóu tiáo xīn wén top news story
闻出 wén chū to identify by smell/to detect a scent/to sniff out
闻达 wén dá illustrious and influential/well-known
闻到 wén dào to smell/to sniff sth out/to perceive by smelling
闻风而动 wén fēng ér dòng to respond instantly/to act at once on hearing the news
闻风丧胆 wén fēng sàng dǎn hear the wind and lose gall (idiom)/terror-stricken at the news
闻风先遁 wén fēng xiān dùn to flee at hearing the news (idiom)
闻过则喜 wén guò zé xǐ to accept criticism gladly (humble expr.)/to be happy when one's errors are pointed out
闻鸡起舞 wén jī qǐ wǔ to start practicing at the first crow of the cock (idiom)/to be diligent in one's studies
闻见 wén jiàn to smell/to hear/knowledge/information
闻名 wén míng well-known/famous/renowned/eminent
闻名不如见面 wén míng bù rú jiàn miàn knowing sb by their reputation can't compare to meeting them in person (idiom)
闻名遐迩 wén míng xiá ěr to be famous far and wide (idiom)
闻名于世 wén míng yú shì world-famous
闻人 wén rén famous person
闻上去 wén shàng qù to smell of sth/to smell like sth
闻所未闻 wén suǒ wèi wén unheard of/an extremely rare and unprecedented event
闻喜 Wén xǐ Wenxi county in Yuncheng 運城|运城[Yùn chéng], Shanxi
闻悉 wén xī to hear (about sth)
闻喜县 Wén xǐ xiàn Wenxi county in Yuncheng 運城|运城[Yùn chéng], Shanxi
闻讯 wén xùn to receive news (of)
闻言 wén yán to have heard what was said
闻一多 Wén Yī duō Wen Yiduo (1899-1946), poet and patriotic fighter, executed by Guomindang in Kunming
闻一知十 wén yī zhī shí lit. to hear one and know ten (idiom)/fig. explain one thing and (he) understands everything/a word to the wise
闻诊 wén zhěn (TCM) auscultation and smelling, one of the four methods of diagnosis 四診|四诊[sì zhěn]
喜闻乐见 xǐ wén lè jiàn to love to hear and see (idiom)/well received/to one's liking
遐迩闻名 xiá ěr wén míng famous everywhere
小道新闻 xiǎo dào xīn wén news from the grapevine
信报财经新闻 xìn bào cái jīng xīn wén Hong Kong Economic Journal
新闻 xīn wén news/CL:條|条[tiáo],個|个[gè]
新闻策划 xīn wén cè huà communication management/public relations
新闻处 xīn wén chù news service/information agency
新闻出版总署 Xīn wén Chū bǎn Zǒng shǔ General Administration of Press and Publication (PRC state censorship organization)
新闻发布会 xīn wén fā bù huì news conference
新闻发言人 xīn wén fā yán rén spokesman
新闻稿 xīn wén gǎo press release
新闻工作者 xīn wén gōng zuò zhě journalist
新闻记者 xīn wén jì zhě journalist
新闻界 xīn wén jiè the press/the media
新闻媒体 xīn wén méi tǐ news media
新闻网 xīn wén wǎng news agency
新闻学 xīn wén xué journalism
新闻周刊 Xīn wén Zhōu kān Newsweek magazine
新闻周刊 Xīn wén Zhōu kān Newsweek magazine/also written 新聞周刊|新闻周刊
新闻主播 xīn wén zhǔ bō newsreader/anchor
新闻自由 xīn wén zì yóu freedom of the press
新闻组 xīn wén zǔ newsgroup
徐闻 Xú wén Xuwen county in Zhanjiang 湛江[Zhàn jiāng], Guangdong
徐闻县 Xú wén xiàn Xuwen county in Zhanjiang 湛江[Zhàn jiāng], Guangdong
湮没无闻 yān mò wú wén to pass into oblivion
言者无罪,闻者足戒 yán zhě wú zuì, wén zhě zú jiè don't blame the speaker, take note of his warning (idiom)/an exhortation to speak one's mind without fear of reprisals, and with the expectation of being taken seriously
要闻 yào wén important news story/headline
轶事遗闻 yì shì yí wén anecdote (about historical person)/lost or apocryphal story
逸事遗闻 yì shì yí wén variant of 軼事遺聞|轶事遗闻[yì shì yí wén]
轶闻 yì wén anecdote/apocryphal story
逸闻 yì wén variant of 軼聞|轶闻[yì wén]
一无所闻 yī wú suǒ wén unheard of
有线新闻网 Yǒu xiàn Xīn wén Wǎng Cable Network News (CNN)
愿闻其详 yuàn wén qí xiáng I'd like to hear the details
张闻天 Zhāng Wén tiān Zhang Wentian (1900-1976), CCP party leader and theorist
朝日新闻 Zhāo rì Xīn wén Asahi Shimbun (Japanese newspaper)
朝闻夕改 zhāo wén xī gǎi lit. heard in the morning and changed by the evening/to correct an error very quickly (idiom)
珍闻 zhēn wén oddity/news tidbits/strange and interesting item
政府新闻处 zhèng fǔ xīn wén chù information services department
置若罔闻 zhì ruò wǎng wén to turn a deaf ear to (idiom)/to pretend not to hear
中国新闻社 Zhōng guó Xīn wén shè China News Service
中国新闻网 Zhōng guó Xīn wén Wǎng China News Service website (chinanews.com)

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